Winter White Fashion

If you’re looking for ways to have winter white fashion looks this season consider a few great pieces in a variety of shades of white and ivory to help create that beautiful winter white look.  Of course you will want to make sure and have some great accessories to help give the right amount of contrast to your look.

As a great example of ways to add contrasting colors, consider the Moonlight Cap Sweater by designer Laurie b.  This fashion forward sweater is available in white and during winter we love to wear it over long sleeve scoop necks in black or any color to add a little edge to the look.  Our favorite top to wear under this sweater is the Long Sleeve Scoop Neck by Splendid.  It is a great fabric and has a sheer look to it.  Available in a variety of colors including white that long sleeve scoop neck is the perfect complement for the Moonlight Cap Sweater. This sweater is a great way to layer in additional winter white fashion.

The Audrey wrap, also by designer Laurie b. features a luxurious knit in Ivory with a subtle contrasting tie at the waist in tan to give it just a hint of color.  With a beautiful fabric and classic feminine design, this wrap is a great winter sweater.

A lighter weight piece that is a great complement for your winter white fashion wardrobe is the Very Light Jersey Draped Cardigan by Splendid.  Available in a variety of clothing including white, this light weight cardigan has a flowing look and long length which capitalizes on two great fashion trends this season – the long length and the sheer lightweight fabric.  You’ll see a variety of similar light weight fabrics such as burnout again this season.

For a different look, consider the Nona ¾ length sleeve ruffle top by Velvet.  This winter white top features a ruffle accenting the v neckline and is slightly gathered in back.  We love the classic look of this top with the feminine touches and best of all the comfortable, baby jersey cotton fabric which is so wearable and comfortable.  It is long enough to wear with a wide belt if you are looking for longer length tops.

If you’re looking for great winter white accessories, consider one of our favorite necklaces featuring large white turquoise beads with specks of sand color on them.  For contrast, the designer utilized small shimmering gold colored beads in between the large turquoise beads.  All of this is set off by a copper chain for additional color.

There is truly no shortage of options for different ways to wear winter white fashion this season.  You’ll find a variety of ways to create great individual style while focusing your wardrobe on winter white.  As you create your own individual style winter white fashion, don’t forget that you may want just a pop of color and great jewelry is a great way to add a little pop or sparkle to help break up a monotone looking outfit.

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Short Sleeve Sweater

During colder weather we often find ourselves feeling a lot like Goldilocks as you want something warm, but at the same time you don’t want something too warm so that you have to wear layers of clothing in case you end up too hot and need to start shedding some of those layers.  The short sleeve sweater is the perfect solution to this problem and is a great way to incorporate lots of alternative options for warmer weather.  To give you an idea of some great ways to incorporate short sleeve sweaters into your wardrobe, here are a few examples of great short sleeve sweaters that will help add that versatility into your cold weather wardrobe and frankly many can even work in warmer weather too.

Cardigans and wraps are ever popular this season and for good reason.  They are great layering pieces and have really become main stream as a basic long sleeve top.  Many modern cardigans feature long sleeves and now range from heavy sweaters to light weight knits.  Consider the Rumba Puff Sleeve Cardigan / Wrap from Laurie B.  The Rumba short sleeve sweater is a great example of a short sleeve sweater that we wear year round.  It works great over long sleeve tops in the winter and over tanks and short sleeve tops in the spring and summer months.  We love the shorter length in the back and the longer flared front.  Of course another great touch is the puff sleeves that give this sweater a unique feminine look.

Another great short sleeve cardigan is the Cotton Bamboo Cardigan by Splendid.  This cardigan is long and features a more classic, traditional cardigan look.  The distinction for this short sleeve sweater is the great navy blue color and the contrasting white stitching design that complements the front and a pattern in the back.  This cardigan features front pockets and slightly gathered sleeves for added detail.  A great versatile piece again this cardigan can be worn over long sleeves in the winter and over short sleeves in the summer.

We love the distinctive elements on the Cotton Bamboo Cardigan and another example of a short sleeve sweater with similar attention to details and a third distinctive short sleeve sweater style is the Venice Keyhole Back Sweater by Laurie B.  Featuring lots of details including the layered keyhole back, the flared short sleeve, and the fitted waist in back giving it an added twist this top looks fairly standard from the front, but as you can see the back is loaded with detail.  The fabric is a cashmere blend and also feels very soft.  Of course our favorite piece of this sweater is the surprise details in back that really do make this sweater a perfect statement piece and certainly something you won’t find every day.

As you can see from these great examples of unique styles for short sleeve sweaters that you really can find a lot of stylish, versatile options for short sleeve sweaters that can work in your wardrobe practically all year round.

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Laurie B. Sweaters

Laurie B. sweaters are some of our favorite sweaters and this is the perfect time of year to find amazing deals on great sweaters.  Laurie B. is perhaps one of the most distinctive of all of the designers available at Vintage Fringe.  The American knitwear line: Laurie B. is the creation of Laurie Brazeau.  Laurie was born in Mexico, raised in the United States and traveled the world searching for work and inspiration.  After working for years in Paris as a private label designer she returned home and launched her own knit line Laurie B. working from her own home in Oakland, California.  While Laurie has no formal design school training she has managed to build her brand and her style into a recognizable icon for knitwear internationally.  She credits her international travels, vintage shopping skills, and her color outside the lines mentality as her inspiration behind her one of a kind designer style.  Here are a few examples of great outside the lines sweaters that will help you create your own distinctive style:

Laurie B. Milan Sweater – This great short wrap cardigan features a tie that can go in front or in back depending on how you like to wear it.  It also features a lightly gathered seam at the empire waist line giving it added elements of detail.  In addition, the wide ¾ length sleeve something you don’t see on every wrap these days.  You’ll love the rich Truffle brown color and the ivory Parmesan color too.  This sweater is certainly versatile and works as a great substitute for a blazer at work or to throw over your tank top on a cool night out.

Laurie B. Moonlight Cap Wrap Sweater – You’ll love this distinctive sweater and its fashion forward look.  Complete with a flowing look of the wide v neck with the tie around the waist giving it a contemporary, fitted look.  This sweater is available in a variety of colors and is perfect to go over a long sleeve top in just about any color.  You’ll love the slight shimmer on the knit and the distinctive, modern look.   It is a perfect wrap to layer and looks stunning with boots or leggings.

Laurie B. Gable Stripe Cardigan – Featuring a dramatic contrasting zipper that is front and center in this distinctive cardigan, the Gable Stripe grey and black pattern looks so classy and elegant.  Laurie B. still manages to weave in fashion forward elements with the dolman flared sleeve on this sweater, a scoop neckline and the contrasting black trim around the neckline and cuffs and hem.   You also would not believe how luxuriously soft the knit on this sweater feels.  It is made from a viscose, nylon blend and it feels super soft and very comfortable.  One of our favorite looks is wearing this over a long sleeve black top with a black skirt and boots in the winter.

Laurie B.’s sweaters are always excellent quality and as you can see from the few pieces mentioned in this post that so many of her designs are not your run of the mill boxy sweater that you find at so many stores.  Each Laurie B. sweater features great unique design elements and will always be a statement piece in your wardrobe.

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Craving Cardigans

This is about the time of year when I dump my coat and jacket and start wearing the cardigan.  A cardigan is a versatile addition to your fashion wardrobe.  A cardigan can be worn with jeans, pants, skirts, dresses or almost any garment.  Designer Cardigans will be a great addition to your wardrobe for both the cardigan’s versatility and those added designer details that make your clothes stand apart from your friend’s clothes.  Below are some of  my favorite cardigans for spring.

Ella Moss Miley Striped Cardigan
Ella Moss Miley Striped Cardigan

I love love love the bold colors of this cardigan.  Ella Moss designed this cardigan in Candy Apple (red) with with blue and yellow stitch detail or in Admiral (blue) with red, white, and yellow stitched detail.  This Miley Cardigan is cropped and features a button top.  Below is a picture of the detail in the back of this cardigan in Admiral (blue).

Back of Miley Cardigan in Admiral (blue)
Back of Miley Cardigan in Admiral (blue)

Another cardigan I can’t get enough of is the the Gable Stripe Cardigan designe by renowned knit designer Laurie B.

Laurie B. Stripe Zipper Cardigan
Laurie B. Stripe Zipper Cardigan

I love to wear this Gable Stripe Cardigan on its ow as a top or as a cardigan with a black dress or black top.  You essentially get two great looks in one top!  As always designer Laurie B.’s taste is immpecable.

Joy Joy Heart Button Cardigan
Joy Joy Heart Button Cardigan

I love this Heart Button Cardigan for all it’s adorable little details.  Joy Joy designed this cardigan in black, yellow (picture above), green, and hot pink.  I love the adorable heart buttons and the perfect elbow length in the sleeves.

For these cardigans and more visit Vintage Fringe today!!!

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How to update your wardrobe for spring

Everyone wants to look fashionable, or their best no matter what the climate, and even in a tough economy you can update your look for spring with just a few pieces. This spring, as usual, we are being hit with loads of trends and fads, i suggest picking a few that work for you, your lifestyle, your body type and going with those. The three trends that I am loving are prints and over-sized florals, sleeves, and black and white. First the prints and over-sized florals, what a fun eye-popping trend. Go bold here and remember to not go too over the top, keeping accessories simple can help avoid that. This Sleeveless Front Tie Tank Top by Sweet Pea is perfect for spring and perfect for this trend. Imagine a boyfriend blazer on top of it for the office and then let is stand alone for a night out-love that!

Sleeveless Front Tie Tank Top by Sweet Pea

Sleeveless Front Tie Tank Top by Sweet Pea

Next is sleeves, most people tend to think that warmer weather means less sleeves, but this year you will find lots of options that offer chic coverage. Sleeves are oh so flattering, especially the flouncy versions found this spring. A great option to try this trend is the Keelin Squareneck Lace Top by Velvet.{bonus, it just happen to be in a print, two trends for the price of one!}

Squareneck Lace Top by Keelin

Keelin Squareneck Lace Top by Velvet

Lastly is the stark contrast of black and white. I love this trend because it is so versatile and easy to incorporate in any wardrobe. Bold color accessories look great with black and white and stripes, patterns, shirts, dresses, sweaters and more can all be done in this trend. I am loving this Gable Stripe Cardigan by Laurie B.The bold black an white stripes are right on and the exposed zipper adds a bit of edge, not to mention that the cut is ultra flattering.
Cable Stripe Cardigan by Laurie B.

Cable Stripe Cardigan by Laurie B.

 Spring is such a fun time of year, the fabulous weather, and more sunshine are wonderful and they are even more wonderful when enjoyed in these chic clothes! Head on over to Vintage Fringe for all these looks and more!

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Fashionable Essentials for Fall: The Sweater

Laurie B. Rumba Cardigan

Laurie B. Rumba Cardigan

The sweater is another fashionable essential this fall.  Since fall can be cool one day and freezing the next I would recommend a lightweight sweater and a thicker layering sweater. For the lightweight sweater this season I have fallen in love with the Laurie B. Rumba Puff Sleeve Sweater. This sweater can be worn so many different ways. Pictured here unbuttoned and over a tank top you can wear it in warmer weather too.  In cooler weather, we love to wear it over a long sleeved shirt. The snap in the front makes it possible to wear it open or closed.  My favorite detail are the pockets in front.  I love also that it comes in classic black and a sweatshirt grey.

Splendid Cotton Stripe Cardigan

Splendid Cotton Stripe Cardigan

Another fashionable sweater that I love to wear on those chilly fall days is Cotton Stripe Long Sleeve Cardigan from Splendid. This sweater has the adorable thick stripes that look great with denim pants.  This sweater is more flattering than most chunky sweater wraps because the collar gets wider closer to the face. We love the tie around the waist too giving it a flattering fit.

Best of all both of these sweaters are currently on sale. What do you think?  What are your favorite sweaters?  Post a comment and let us know.

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Don’t Miss the Vintage Fringe Outlet Sale!!!!

In honor of the hot summer weather Vintage Fringe is serving up some hot prices on all our outlet items.  Starting today until July 15th take an additional 20% off all outlet purchases.  This means you can get designer clothing from designers like Sweet Pea, Velvet by Graham and Spencer, Alixk, Laurie B., Alternative Apparel, Ella Moss, Zooey, and Splendid at discounts of up to 80% off.  A perfect example of our amazing savings is this Orange and Black Sweet Pea dress originally retailing for $99 .  Now with the additional 20% off you can buy this dress for only $44 .  The hot prices won’t last forever, so hurry up and save only at Vintage Fringe.

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Sweet Pea Orange and Black Dress

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Fashion Madness Savings

Joy Joy Heart Button Cardigan

Joy Joy Heart Button Cardigan

March Madness at Vintage Fringe features our own spin on the traditional with our latest sale.  We’re having a Fashion Madness sale featuring an additional 20% discount on every order over $150.  Check out latest fashion arrivals from fabulous designers like Ella Moss, Splendid, Velvet by Graham and Spencer, Sweet Pea, Zooey, Laurie B., AlixK and featuring some of our newest designers such as Joy Joy.

The Joy Joy Heart Button Cardigan exemplifies femininity with this adorable cardigan.  With a heart shaped collection of cloth covered buttons over the heart down to the heart shaped buttons with tiny bows on them, this cardigan will quickly be one that you will truly love.  We also love the feminine puff sleeve and the elbow length sleeves.  Available in Black, Green, Pink and Yellow, this light-weight sweater will be a perfect piece over your summer sun dresses or on its own.

This sweater is just one of the many items that can be purchased with the latest Fashion Madness savings.  Don’t forget that this discount is in addition to any existing sale items which can mean savings up to 70% on select sale items.  Hurry, the Madness won’t last forever!

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Laurie B. Sweater Sale

Laurie B. Moonlight Cap Sweater

Laurie B. Moonlight Cap Sweater

Stock up today on your favorite sweaters from Laurie B. or Splendid.  At Vintage Fringe, all of our sweaters are currently on sale with many discounted as much as 50%.  Be sure and check out some of our personal favorites like the Laurie B. Moonlight Cap Sweater shown here in Pink, but also available in White, Black and a Frosted Navy Blue.  We love this sweater because it is the ultimate in distinction giving you that fashion forward look.

We also love the Laurie B. Emmy Cardigan featuring that ever popular trend of long sweaters with buttons at the top rather than at the bottom.  We love the look of this sweater over a long sleeve top or turtleneck and even with leggings.  Available in Brown, Sky Blue and Green this sweater is a great addition to any closet.

Laurie B. Emmy Sweater

Laurie B. Emmy Sweater

Switching gears a bit, we also love Splendid’s Textured Rib Long Sleeve Hoodie.  This sweater is the ultimate in versatility.  It would be adorable over a swimsuit and is also fabulous over a long sleeve top.  It has just enough opacity to it to give it a sheer look allowing you to mix it up with different colors underneath if you choose.

Splendid LS Textured Rib LS Hoodie

Splendid LS Textured Rib LS Hoodie

These are just the highlights of some of our favorite sweaters.  Be sure and get yours while they are still on sale!

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Laurie B. Moonlight Cap Wrap Sweater

In our quest for distinctive sweaters, this Laurie B. sweater takes the cake!  We love the distinctive look of this Moonlight Cap Wrap Sweater from Laurie B.  We love that Laurie B.’s designs are not just the same old basic turtleneck sweater or the same old cardigan.  Instead they take those basic designs and then add feminine details like a ruffle sleeve or a twist on the cardigan that is open at the bottom rather than the top like the Emmy Cardigan sweater.

Laurie B. Moonlight Cap Wrap Sweater

Laurie B. Moonlight Cap Wrap Sweater

The Moonlight Cap Wrap Sweater is another example featuring a belted waist that ties an over sized wrap sweater.  We love to wear it as shown in the shot on our model below creating a wide V when the sweater falls naturally.  Others prefer to wear it with more of a flare at the waist as demonstrated on the mannequin shot shown here as well.  With short sleeves this sweater is perfect for layering this winter and with a skirt and boots is the perfect winter sweater this season.

Laurie B. Moonlight Cap Wrap Sweater

Laurie B. Moonlight Cap Wrap Sweater

It is dry clean only and available at Vintage Fringe in Black, White, Navy Blue and Pink.

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